Information recently made available to 247ureports.com indicates the turmoil within the All Progressive Grand Alliance [APGA] may be getting worse. This is as credible information obtained from persons within the inner caucus of the Peter Obi administration in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, confirm that stakeholders of the APGA from across the nation is scheduled to gather in Awka on Thursday October 6, 2011 to cast a vote of no confidence on Chief Victor Umeh’s piloting of the APGA as the National Chairman.
The information gathered does not make clear what will follow after the vote of no confidence but insiders believe the vote of no confidence to be a precursor to the removal of Chief Victor Umeh as the National Chairman of APGA.
Credible but unverified sources revealed to our correspondent in Awka that the embattled Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, who recently returned from London where he inuagurated APGA United Kingdom Chapter, is said to have sought the attention of Governor Peter Obi to help plead on his behalf – to reverse the trend of activities that points to his inevitable removal. Gov Peter Obiwas said to be hesitant to intercede.
As a caveat, Chief Victor Umeh and his NationalExecutives are reportedlyfaced with a fierce challenge in Anambra in the hands of Governor Peter Obi’s spiritual mentor, an Uncle and an aide – Chief Nwaobualor. Chief Nwaobualor and Chief Victor Umeh are said to have had a falling out over the manner the APGA is being managed by the present Executives. Resulting from the unresolved squable betweenthe two APGA giants, Chief Nwaobualor launched an intense campaign for he removal of the present National Executives including Chief Victor Umeh. Nwaobualor proceeded to appoint parallel APGA structure in Anambra State and nationally – with Governor Peter Obi’s blessing/support.
Initially, Chief Victor Umeh, who is alleged to have amassed significant financia resources during the April 2011 elections, prepared to battle with Nwaobulor for the control of APGA. He confidently under estimated the reach of Nwaobular and the extent of support from Governor Peter Obi. Nwaobualor is said to have total/complete control of the grassroots in APGA Anambra.
And so as the two APGA giants began their struggle for control, it quickly dawnon Chief Victor Umeh that all was not well. Chief Victor Umeh found himself and his National Executive members having to answer to the interrogating agents of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] over charges of mishandling of N2.6billion of party funds.
Chief Victor Umeh quickly turned to Peter Obi for help. As 247ureports.com learnt, Chief Victor Umeh reached out to Governor Peter Obi pleading with him to help him beg Chief Nwaobualor to let bygone be bygone. But Peter Obi responded to Victor Umeh telling him to go himself and present his case to Nwaobualor. Victor Umeh refused. Victor Umeh then asked that Peter Obi accompany him to go visit Nwaobualor – Peter Obi refused and insisted that Victor Umeh go present his case by himself. It is uncertain whether Victor Umeh gained the access he sought to Nwaobualor.
In reaching to the Victor Umeh camp, a source stated that they are not aware of such vote. They added “Nwaobualor is only making noise. It took the party 6 years to remove Chekwas“.